KATE BELLM. ROOM 13. DEC 20, 2019

Globe-trotting creative Kate Bellm is headed south for the shores of Canggu where she’ll wash up on December 20 for her latest exhibition at The Slow. This isn’t the photographer’s first trip to our tropical home, with the London-born talent making her Room13 debut back in 2017. Though this time she’ll be bringing her first book in tow.
With a lens that captures the unconventional, Bellm’s penchant for the psychedelic continues to gain ground. Recognised for her technicolour landscapes, merbabes, and sensual exploration of the female form, Bellm’s images today grace the pages of high-end publications like Playboy, Vogue UK, GQ, L’Officiel, and leading fashion houses like Gucci.
A true global citizen, Bellm’s nomadic lifestyle fuels her inspiration. The photographer today splits her time between Berlin and the remote village of Deia in Spain’s Tramuntana mountains, where she works from a self-built studio fringed by ocean and forest.
The December 20 exhibition will coincide with the launch of Bellm’s first photographic tome AMOR, which was designed by The Slow’s George and Steve Gorrow, and published by Hatje Cantz. Bellm has dubbed the book her proudest achievement to date.
“The exhibition is coinciding with the release of my new hardcover book AMOR, which is a collection of my best work of the last few years. And there’s some new unseen work from a wild road trip I took in Portugal with some of my favourite models, a DeLorean and some five-inch Prada platform boots. It’s a mixture of psychedelic hazy landscapes, skaters, friends and lovers kissing and tripping.”
The showcase is just the latest in an ongoing collaboration between The Slow and Bellm, whose works adorn the walls of the hotel. “Not only are we great friends, but we have been creatively collaborating for over seven years together now in the most beautiful and natural way,” explains Bellm of the relationship. “I am so grateful to The Slow for being so good to their artists.”